Meet Ray

Ray Franco


PhD., PE, Electrical Engineer


PE of Electrical-Forensics in Conjunction with Forensic Investigations Group

Ray Franco is a forensic electrical engineer and certified fire and explosion investigator. Mr. Franco also serves as an instructor for the U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, Instructor for the course "Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigation". Mr. Franco has served as a board member, and as the Central Vice President for the Mississippi Fire Investigators Association, as a committee member for the University of Southern Mississippi Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Committee, as Chairman of the Mississippi Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering for Mississippi State University.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in December 1986

Professional Registrations

  • Mississippi Professional Engineering License No. 7155, 1978
  • Louisiana Professional Engineering License No. 31177, 2004
  • Arkansas Professional Engineering License No. 12673, 2006
  • Alabama Professional Engineering License No. 28163-E, 2006
  • Florida Professional Engineering License No. 65763, 2007
  • ‍Georgia Professional Engineering License No. PE032993, 2008
  • ‍Missouri Professional Engineering License No. 2007032424, 2007
  • ‍Certified Professional Engineer by The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Certificate No. 23905, 2003 – Also No. 17-898-45
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Association of Fire Investigators: Registration No. 10031-4612, 2004

Affiliations with Professional Organizations

  • National Society for Professional Engineers (NSPE) – #104049555
  • Mississippi Engineering Society (MES)
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Senior Member -#06504724
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - #930898
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) - #10031-4612
  • ‍International Association for Arson Investigators (IAAI) - #19510
  • ‍Mississippi Fire Investigators Association (NFIA) - # 61
  • ‍Alabama Association of Arson Investigators - #19MS0423
  • Louisiana Chapter of the IAAI